Trailer: Ewan McGregor’s “American Pastoral”

Lionsgate and Lakeshore Entertainment have posted the first trailer for Ewan McGregor’s directorial debut “American Pastoral”.

Based on Phillip Roth’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel, the story follows a family whose seemingly idyllic existence is shattered by the social and political turmoil of the 1960s.

McGregor plays a once legendary high school athlete now successful businessman married to Dawn (Jennifer Connelly), a former beauty queen. When his beloved teenage daughter (Dakota Fanning), disappears after being accused of committing an act of political terrorism, he dedicates himself to finding her and what he discovers shakes him to the core.

David Strathairn, Peter Riegert, Uzo Aduba and Valorie Curry also star in the film which John Romano adapted and both Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi produced. The film kicks off a limited release on October 21st.